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#1430901 Sun Nov 21 2021 07:11 PM
Joined: Nov 2021
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Hi, my name is Kevin. I live in Graham, NC. I have 1948 Chevrolet 3100 Thriftmaster, short bed . 4 speed on the floor. I got it from my Dad in 1983. He was cutting and delivering firewood in it. He realized that the firewood was dinging up the back of the cab and decided to sell it to me for $400.
I drove it some over the years. I went in the Air Force for 4 years, then went to college. I got married. We now have 3 grown daughter and two grandchildren. I always said after the girls were out of college I would get serious about restoring my truck. We’ll, it’s time. I look forward to reading and learning from you who have already started and those that have finished restoration projects.


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KC48Chev #1430969 Mon Nov 22 2021 01:23 PM
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Welcome to the ‘bolt! Great story. There’s allot of southern ‘bolters in your area. You should check in with the “Southern Bolters” forum, as they may be some of your neighbors. Good Luck with your restoration and again welcome to the ‘bolt!


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KC48Chev #1430972 Mon Nov 22 2021 01:35 PM
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KC48Chev #1430980 Mon Nov 22 2021 03:20 PM
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Hello Kevin, it's extra cool when we hear about someone that's had their truck for many years. Looking forward to seeing a few pics.



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KC48Chev #1430981 Mon Nov 22 2021 03:30 PM
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Thanks for the welcome. Looking forward to getting started!

KC48Chev #1431018 Mon Nov 22 2021 11:15 PM
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Hi Kevin, welcome to the Stovebolt Forums. It's good that you now have the opportunity to work on your '48-3100. I am currently working on a restomod of a '51-3100 as a retirement project. This site has a wealth of experience and information available to answer many of the questions you will have during your restoration. Take lots of photos during the disassembly process and bag and tag everything. You will benefit from this during reassembly. Enjoy your project! I will help in any way I can. Good luck!!


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KC48Chev #1431621 Sun Nov 28 2021 03:41 AM
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Kevin, I'm a little late to Welcome you but better late than never. We are all here to help and share knowledge so ask questions in the garage forums and we'll do the rest.

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KC48Chev #1431729 Mon Nov 29 2021 05:17 PM
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Kevin, welcome to the "BOLT". There are more than a few of us Air Force Vets on the site , glad your with us. As Phil said be sure to check out the "Southern Bolters", we have a good size crowd and getting bigger. Watch out for that Alvin guy he's a "Hot Mess".


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KC48Chev #1431952 Wed Dec 01 2021 03:53 PM
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Thanks to all for the warm welcome!

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